Demonstrates that biblical Christianity and Qur'anic Islam are two dramatically different belief systems. Features tables comparing passages from the Bible and the Quran.
"Both Islam and Christianity claim to teach the truth about ultimate reality. In The Truth about Islam, Anees Zaka and Diane Coleman make clear, in prose and in charts and tables, what each religion teaches about its founder, its scriptures, its supreme being, and law and grace. The authors take the reader to the original sources, the Noble Qur’an and the Holy Bible, to compare each faith’s scriptures point for point." - From the Foreword by Peter A. Lillback.
Table of Contents:
1. ‘Truth’ in Qur’anic Islam and Biblical Chrsitianity
Divergent concepts of truth militate against a peaceful merging of these competing belief systems. Can the gap be bridged?
2. The Truth about Muhammad
Islam’s colorful founder constructed a network of life-controlling principles and practices. Are they also suitable for our age?
3. Jesus Christ in Qur’anic and Biblical Thought
Christianity’s unique founder lived and died as prophetically foretold, inaugurating a life-changing system of belief. Can faith in him adequately meet the needs of all mankind?
4. The Noble Qur’an and the Holy Bible
Two ‘holy books’ contend for worldwide acceptance and respect. What does an examination of their contents reveal?
5. The Godhead in Qur’anic and Biblical Thought
Two different concepts of God form the foundations of two competing theologies. What practical differences are the end result?
6. Qur’anic and Biblical Living: Law and Grace
Being innately religious, people seek a divine prescription to mitigate life’s problems and answer its uncertainties. Does one exist?
7. Communicating the Gospel of Grace to Muslims
In light of the events on and since September 11, 2001, can Muslims and Christians have an honest, open, and civilized dialogue about the truth of their beliefs, especially in the West? If so, how?
Anees Zaka (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) is the founder and director of Church without Walls and founder and president of the Biblical Institute for Islamic Studies, both in Philadelphia. He is coauthor of Muslims and Christians at the Table. Diane Coleman (B.S., Penn State University) has written teacher manuals, a literature guide, and a company history. She was a founding director and curriculum coordinator for a Christian academy.
“Dispels the fog of confused ideas about Islam. The writers carefully examine the Qur’an and the Bible and lay a framework for discussion between the two competing faiths based on them.” — Roger S. Greenway, editor of Islam and the Cross
“A wonderful exposition of the clear differences between Islam and Christianity. While not afraid to be forthright with the shortcomings of Islam, the authors present the material in a winsome way with a desire to see Muslims won to Christ.” — Bruce A. McDowell, coauthor of Muslims and Christians at the Table